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Sean McVay expects Cam Akers to play Thursday for Week 14

Cam Akers is dealing with shoulder injury on short week.

Los Angeles Rams running back Cam Akers (23) celebrates after rushing for a touchdown against the Arizona Cardinals in the second quarter at State Farm Stadium.  Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Tuesday PM update: Rams coach Sean McVay tells reporters that he expects Cam Akers to be available to play Thursday against the Patriots, per Lindsey Thiry.

Tuesday update: Akers was able to get in a limited practice with his shoulder injury on Tuesday, per Jourdan Rodrigue. This is good news for his availability for Thursday, but a full practice on Wednesday would be good to see. If he is hampered at all by the shoulder, Darrell Henderson would likely step up again with a bigger workload.

Los Angeles Rams running back Cam Akers didn’t practice on Monday with a shoulder injury, per Andrew Callahan. The practice was a walkthrough, Akers’ participation was estimated, but it is still concerning as the team tries to turnaround for a Thursday night game against the Patriots.

Akers is coming off his best two games of the season with back-to-back touchdowns and last week against the Cardinals saw his biggest usage. On the day he carried the ball 21 times for 72 yards and a touchdown and caught one pass for one yard. The efficiency wasn’t good, as he averaged under four-yards per carry, but the usage was great.

Akers overtook Darrell Henderson for the lead job, but Henderson put up strong numbers on his five touches, with 74 yards and a touchdown of his own. If Akers can’t play on Thursday, Henderson would take the lead role once again.